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3 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS in 42th Sainte-Marie aux mines Mineral show in Alsace, France. After the timely planning the historical team of ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS Dimitris G. Minatidis, Alexandra G. Minatidou, Evanghelia G. Minatidou and Petros E. Solomonidis on board the HYUNDAY MATRIX 1.6 c.c departed on 21rst June 2005,Tuesday at a.m. from Piraeus to Alsace, France in order to visit the Mineral show in Sainte-Marie aux Mines and see from close the general Geology of the Alsace terrain where the first European Project on Hot Dry Rocks took place, a project for deep heat mining in order to produce electricity from clean geothermal energy. After a stop for lunch in Selianitika area in Northern Peloponesos,we arrived in Patra and we left Patra at 6 p.m. on board BLUE HORIZON ship of BLUE STAR FERRIES with destination Bari in Italy. After a nice trip with a beautiful ship providing all comforts and unexceptionable services we arrived at Bari,Italy, the next day 22 June 2005 at 9 a.m. and finally after disembarkation and some delays until we enter the italian highway, we started driving with destination St. Hippolyte in Alsace. Driving through Helvetia and France, we arrived in St. Hippolyte at 1.30 a.m. of 23rd June Our Hotel, Aux Ducs de Lorraine can be seen in photograph. A beautiful and comfortable Hotel surrounded by vineyards of Alsace with unexceptionable personel and service. The morning of same day we entered free in the show due to professional invitation from Mr. Michel Schwab, whom we thank very much from early stages of planning when we kept him informed on our visit. Before the description of the show we must confess that Alsace is a beautiful landscape and this is important taking into consideration that we live in a beautiful Country, Hellas (=Greece) and rarely we are impressed on other landscapes. Alsace, close to French -German borders is open air landscape full of woods and vineyards,while picturesque villages are scattered throughout the terrain. Alsace is known for its excellent wines and the integration of the first European project on research and development of deep site geothermal potential for production of electricity in the area of Soultz-sous-Forêts. So we combined the mineral show trip with a look in the general geological terrain of Alsace. A similar project on Research and Development of deep sited Geothermal potential for production of electricity - in the general area centered in Hellas - analogous to that in Alsace will turn to be very profitable from clean alternative point of view. It is worth to mention the flexibility in having common monetary unit within the European Union,the EURO, as well as the freedom to move inside the European Union as the feeling in being within one and the same Country was obvious in every move. The Sainte Marie-aux-mines show takes place within the village in two show-grounds.there were participants from many parts of the world and nice specimens for every "pocket". We saw many aquamarine specimens of various qualities from Pakistan and Afghanistan,fossil ammonites from Morocco and Madagascar, green fluorites from China, emeralds from Colombia and Brazil, rare beautiful cavansite specimens from India (not many pieces in the show, confirming thus the rarity of this mineral), impressive kyanite specimens from Alps, huge polished rhodonite specimens and chrysanthemum specimens from China to mention some of the specimens we saw. ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS has been progressively be a link between European Collectors and Collectors from all over the World with Collectors from Hellas and also will be willing to bring close our readers with major Mineral Gem and Fossil Shows. The space in this periodical is not enough to describe what we saw in detail and as one photograph equals to one thousand words, we leave you to enjoy our trip through the photographs from our trip from Greece to France and the show. Dimitris G. Minatidis
4 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 1: Departing from Piraeus 2: Lunch in Selianitika 3 : Lovely sea in Selianitika 4.Coffee time in Selianitika. 5 and 6 : Hotel AUX DUCS DE LORRAINE in ALSACE 7: Alsace, St. Hippolyte,General view from the room. In the background,the Castle
5 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 Photographs 8, 9 and 10 : Arriving in the show 11 : Alexandra and Evanghelia Minatidou examining gem rough and gemstone jewellery at a German stand. 12 and 13 : Having lunch in the TAVERNE DU MINEUR across the big showground. 14 : Petros Solomonidis, Alexandra and Evanghelia Minatidou in the front of one of the best wine shops in ALSACE.
6 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No :A general view of the French show. 16 : Alexandra G. Minatidou by the window of the Taverne du Mineur. 17: Superb green amazonite +smoky quartz crystal cluster from Colorado,USA 18: Magnificent specimens of native Gold on quartz 19. Fanstastic Rhodochrosite specimens 20 Giant Aquamarina sea-green crystals from Pakistan and Afghanistan. 21 In the front of one of the best wine shops in Alsace close St. Hippolyte
7 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No and 23 -Huge Chrysanthemum stones, Rhodonite, Jade and other stones weighing over 30 kilos in wooden base from China. 24 -Amethyst Geodes and amethyst flats from Brazil 25 -Superb emerald crystals either as single crystals on in rock matrix from Colombia, South America 26-Various gem crafts made of Malachite from Congo,Africa and Lapis Lazuli 27-Alexandra G. Minatidou and Evanghelia G. Minatidou in Ribauvillé, France
8 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No On the way back home to Piraeus, Hellas 28 : Alexandra G. Minatidou, Evanghelia Minatidou and Petros Solomonidis on the bridge over the main river in Basel, Helvetia. 29 Various Quartz specimens any size, any type along the road at St. Gottard pass in Helvetia 30 Alexandra Minatidou and Evanghelia Minatidou in Republic of San Marino, an independent State within Italy close to Rimini. 31 Dimitris G. Minatidis,the Editor of ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS and GeMin manager along with his mother Alexandra G. Minatidou and his cousin Petros Solomonidis on board BLUE HORIZON ship heading back from Bari,Italy to Patra Port,Peloponnesus,Hellas 32 BLUE HORIZON in Patra Port,one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Southern Hellas 33. On the way back. In the background one can see the newly built bridge uniting Peloponnesus with Sterea Hellas extending over the ocean.
9 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 As it was explained before, apart from the mineral show in Ste. Marie aux Mines,Alsace was the Geological terrain where the first European effort (Project) was carried out for Deep Heat Mining in order to produce electricity. A same project took place in the same area in French- Swiss borders as can be seen below (Information provided to us by Dr François-D. Vuataz Director of the CREGE,Centre of geothermal research, Neuchatel, c/o CHYN/Univ. of Neuchâtel 11, Rue Emile-Argand,CP 2,CH Neuchâtel, Switzerland,Direct phone: Secretary.: , Fax: whom we thank very much).
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15 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118,,, Ste. Marie aux Mines,, ( )...,,,.,.. ALSACE, PART TWO, DEEP SITED GEOTHERMAL ENERGY Apart from the Mineral show, we gained a great deal of experience by visiting the Graben area of Rhine river in Alsace in the general area of Swiss-French-German borders. It is widely known that Environmental problems due to gas emissions from conventional fuels (oil, coal, lignite) to produce electrical energy have led people to look for clean alternative energy sources such as the deep heat mining from exploitation of geothermal potential in great depths. Such a project will be very successful as there are many promising areas in Hellas.
16 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No From Australia : Opal Book A lovely book on Opal, South Australia s Gemstone is available for 22 Australian dollars,plus postage and handling costs (around 10 AUS $ per book for Sea Mail or AUS $ 16 per book for Economy Air Mail). This is a publication of the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. Size of the book 15 cms X 21 cms, 177 pages full of color photos and maps. (Edition 1992) This is a book written by people who live and work in the heart of the largest Opal Fields in the world, speaks to you and tells you all about Opal : What is Opal? Geo logy of Opal,mining methods in the Opal Fields of Andamooka, Coober Pedy Mintabie,The Opal Industry, Opal mining and the Law, Glossary of Opal, mining terms, selected bibliography and much more. This is some of the information inside this book on one of the most beautiful gemstones : O p a l How to order in Europe: ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS have been assigned as Official Distributor in Europe for the book: Opal, South Australia s Gemstone. European orders will be forwarded to : Dimitris G. Minatidis, c/o ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS, 70 Queen Sofia Avenue, Piraeus EL , Hellas. Tel. Intern. : FAX : , Payment will be sent-on receipt of Pro-Forma Invoice directly to : Department of Mines and Energy ( Attention : The Editor, P. O. Box 151, Eastwood, South Australia 5063, Australia. Tel (08) , FAX : (08) NEWS ON MINERALS :, : - NEWS ON MINERALS,. 70, , (210) , FAX: (210) : Department of Mines and Energy, P. O. Box 151, Eastwood, South Australia 5063, Australia (Attention: The Editor).Tel.(08) , FAX: (08) International Mineral Club I.T. N. M.C The International Thumbnail Mineral Club is an International Mineral Club whose members trade minerals and fossils by mail. Members in 16 Countries around the World. Thumbnail News is the bimonthly Newsletter full of News, articles, letters from members. A members updated list and much more. There is a membership directory with member names, addresses, trading stock and want list. Membership is US $ 16 in North America and US $ 20 overseas air mail. This will cover: The Newsletter Directory and access to the yearly mail auction. For more information please write to: D. Jorgensen,6853 W. Abrahamson Rd., Ludington, MI , USA and do not forget to mention that you read about I.T.N.M.C. in -NEWS ON MINERALS., International Thumbnail Mineral Club (I. T. N. M. C.),,. : D. Jorgensen, 6853 W. Abrahamson Rd. Ludington, MI , USA.C. -NEWS ON MINERALS. -GEOMARKET- -GEOMARKET- - MINERAL SPECIMENS - Calcite, Lavrion,Hellas. Very nice coralloid calcite, various sizes. From 30 EURO. - Smoky quartz, Macedonia, Hellas.,very nice smoky quartz xls 20 EURO each. - Annabergite (Mg-variety Cabrerite), Lavrion, Hellas. Unique emerald-green silky xls on matrix cms across. Very rare specimen. 250 EURO. - Slag specimens, Lavrion, Hellas. Slag specimens years old with vugs filled with minerals in small perfect crystals. 15 EURO each. Minimum 10 slags. * Also nice mineral specimens from Lavrion for collectors from 15 each (azurite, baryte, fluorite, smithsonite, malachite. dog-teeth ankerite and other species). ** Please add for postage and handling, depending on the weight of the specimens and the way of shipment (Air or Surface Mail). --- European Union ( ) Residents add 18% V.A.T. on total cost.
17 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 ( )-MINERAL POSTCARDS (LAMINATED) set of 15 color high quality mineral postcards depicting the following mineral specimens from various localities around the world : 1. Sapphire 2. Ruby 3.Emerald (Facetted) 4. Pyromorphite 5. Pyrrhotite on Calcite 6. Rhodochrosite + aegirine + genthelvite 7. Cubanite xls 8. Pyrite crystals 9. Quartz, variety, amethyst- sceptre habit 10. Serandite 11. Diopside on grossular 12. Native gold 13. Lazulite + quartz + siderite 14. Amethyst 15. Gypse Price 45 EURO Air Mail post paid. CD-ROMs on Earth Science- CD-ROMs * The Theory of Plate Tectonics 75 * Illustrated Dictionary of Earth Sciences 50 * The Wonders of Rocks and Minerals 75 * The study of minerals 90 * Plate Tectonics and how the Earth works 75 * Environmental management of Mineral Exploration Activities for Field Personnel 95 * Life in Amber 85 * Explore the World of Modern UV-visible Spectroscopy 60 * The Photo-Atlas of minerals 95 * Hands-On Mineral Identification 40 European Union Residents add 18 % V.A.T. BOOKS - - BOOKS - - BOOKS - - BOOKS The complete handbook for Gemstone Weight Estimation, 1998, by Charles. Carmona, 427 pages. 120 EUROS post paid. Collecting and classifying coloured diamonds,1998, by Stephen C. Hofer, 742 pages, 400 EUROS post paid. ROUGH DIAMONDS, A PRACTICAL GUIDE, 1998, by Nizam Peters, American Institute of Diamond Cutting, Inc.,172 pages. 150 EUROS Post Paid. European Union Residents add 18% V.A.T. GEMSTONES - Peridot (Gem Olivine) : Gem rough facetting material transparent, excellent quality from Pakistan. USD$1.00 up to US$8.00 per gram Rose Quartz cabochons, 30 X 40 mm (Grade AAA, South African material ) : 4 EURO per piece. Also other gemstone cabochons available. Lapis Lazuli Afghanistan-Pakistan: Rough, Mineral Specimens for collectors including Lapis Crystals on Matrix + many other items. Excellent brown-red ZIRCON crystals on Rock matrix from Pakistan; The specimens are from remote areas of this Country and range in sizes from T/N to Cabinet. Please enquire. Gem Rough facetting Emerald from Brazil or Africa depending on what is available in the market for delivery. - MINERAL POSTAGE STAMPS : ** Mineral Wealth of Hellas, Mint Set, 7 stamps (1980) 10 EURO ppd ** First Day Cover (F D C) 12 EURO ppd. ** Maximum Cards on the same topic 75 EURO ppd (Total number of sets in circulation 500) SHOWS - NEWS - - Germany: München, October 2005, Mineralientage München : Information: Tel , FAX: , Hellas: 19th GeMin 2005, November Information : GeMin, c/o ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA - NEWS ON MINERALS, 70 Queen Sofia Avenue, Piraeus, EL-18532, Hellas. Tel , FAX: ,
18 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 PALEONTOLOGY, MINERALOGY : Some of your best contacts : USA : Fossil News, Journal of Avocational Paleontology, Lynne M. Clos, Editor, 1185 Claremont Dr., Boulder, Colorado USA Paleontologia em Destaque, Editor: Marco Aurelio Vicalvi, Depto. De Geologia/ IGEO/ CCMN/ UFRJ, Av. Brigadeiro Trompowsky, s/n, Cidade Universitáriá, Iiha do Fundão, CEP , Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Site : A new on Paleontology from Brazil : USA: Fossil Sites : SLAG MINERALS * Hellas + South Africa + Germany : (International Association of Collectors of Slag Minerals - IACSM - Founded in 1986 by NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS). + + : Join the International Association of Collectors of Slag Minerals and keep informed with Slag Mineralogy, Slag Minerals and Collectors of Slag minerals from around the World. You can write either: - NEWS ON MINERALS, 70 Queen Sofia Avenue, Piraeus EL , Hellas. Tel. Intern FAX: S. AFRICAN MICROMOUNT SOCIETY, P.O. Box 17273, Groenkloof, Republic of South Africa ARGE Schlackenneubildung, c/o Mr. Elmar Nieding, Konstantine - Noppel Strasse 25, D -7760, Radolfzell Germany *Recently we have received a letter from the Editor of IACSM, Mr. Horst Windisch saying that the edition of the the IACSM Newsletter will be delayed,we hope temporarily. Already due to the efforts of the last 15 years quite a few Slag Mineral Collectors constitute a dynamic potential which will take over the continuation and coordination of this effort started back in 1986 by ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS. From India- : Journal of Gem Industry.Your best contact with India Gem Industry. "Journal House", A-95 Janta Colony,Jaipur , India. Tel , , , FAX : , , , website : and Editor Mr. Alok Kala Exchange of Minerals- - from UK: Mr. Steve Bown, 26 Mendip Heights, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7TB- UK, is a newcomer in the Collection of Micromounts and wants to contact other Micromounters in Hellas and other Countries. A warm welcome to Steve, who deserves a welcome accompanied by some micros donated to him to help him move forward. - From Hellas : O., 23 EL Mr. Michalis Samouhos, Meghistis 23, Kallithea, EL-17673, HELLAS, wishes to exchnage minerals with collectors from all over the World. -From Italy : Mr. Fabio Bigazzi,Via dell'acqua Ghiaccia, 4 - Fontana Staggia Senese - Si - Italy - exchanges minerals with collectors around the World..
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20 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 GeMin, Your Mineral,Gem, Jewellery and Fossil Exhibition in Southeastern Europe. - Most of major European Mineral, Gem and Fossil shows take place in Western Europe. GeMin show in Athens,Hellas, is the unique event of its kind which covers the Mineral, Gem, Jewellery and Fossil activities, Industry and Earth Sciences and fills the gap in this part of Europe. ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS is widely known that sponsors the GeMin show since 1987, but our publication has and will continue to support within its possibilities any effort on Earth Sciences and especially on Minerals, Gems and Fossils. We always believe that this is the only way to enhance the Sciences of Mineralogy, Paleontology in the form of hobby as well as enhance the Gem Industry. It is the least acknowledgement to all those people who look for minerals,gems and fossils in the remote areas of the Earth and bring them in front of Collectors at various Shows. It is the least acknowledgement to all those suppliers of Gem Rough and superb Mineral and Fossil Specimens from around the World. One of the most striking features of Athens GeMin show is its substantial sales potential as Hellas is one of major tourist destinations in the World and apart from collectors in Hellas,thousands of collectors come as tourists and buy minerals, gems and fossils. Companies have realized this and so there is an inflow of material every year in the Market here. - GeMin show is the most comfortable show in Europe as the organizing Committee takes care for the comfortness both the Exhibitors and the visitors. A great deal of superb specimens,gems and fossils are expected to be on display during 19 th GeMin 2005 to be held in Athens on November 2005 and we invite all to be present in this big event in Athens either as Exhibitors or as Visitors. -Another parameter which is seriously taken into consideration by the Organizing Committee of GeMin is the junior section : The future are the pupils,the students and in general the younger generation of collectors,so schools are urged and invited to visit GeMin,so young people have the chance to come across with mineral specimens, gems and fossils but also with educational products on Earth Sciences. GeMin Exhibition and ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS was present with their stand both in Tucson 2005 and Las Vegas 2005 (Mirage Hotel) sending an Invitation to the International Mineral, Gem and Fossil Community through these two major North American Shows that GeMin and ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS are all they need to expand business activities in the Market of Southeastern Europe centered on Athens, Hellas. : - NEWS ON MINERALS. Use the friendly phrase : I found you in ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS : GeMin 2005,,. Do not forget : November 2005 is the 19th GeMin 2005 International Mineral, Gemstone, Jewellery and Fossil Exhibition in Athens. 19 GeMin 2005, ROYAL OLYMPIC.
21 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118, Interesting sites in the web for Mineral, Gem and Fossil Collectors MicroMinéral Market, ).,,! - For micromounters An interesting site in the Internet for micromounter can be found at (or you may be redirected to ).The site is in french language but the "language of minerals" can be read by all mineral,gem and fossil Collectors! MicroMinéral Market, 2 rue fernand leger Perpignan (FRANCE). Tel FAX : , Inet)Mineral Portal Another interesting site in the web can be found at as this site covers aspects related with Mineralogy, Paleontology, Prospection Ore Deposits, Collection of minerals, Boutiques, Development. Inet)Mineral Portal, 2 rue fernand leger Perpignan (FRANCE). Tel FAX : , FOSSILS - PALEONTOLOGY -FOSSILS -PALEONTOLOGY - Musée de Paléontologie - Museum of Paleontology 4, quai Anatole France, La Voulte sur Rhône,Ardèche France. Tel , TO 2006 DINOSAUR - THE EARTH and THE MYSTERY OF LIFE, GYEONGNAM GOSEONG DINOSAUR, WORLD EXPO 2006, KOREA Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo Organizing Committee Foundation Danghangri 57, Hoehwamyeon, Goseonggun, Gyeongsangnamdo, Korea Tel ~ 2963 / FAX : , (Information based on Press Release Flyer ) ONGOZICIN This word means reviewing the old and learning the new.this word symbolically delivers new Goseong images that human beings and nature coexist in the dinosaur fossil sites, and a new future is being built on the basis of such rich tradition and history. Event Outline * Topic : "Dinosaur, the Earth and the Mystery of Life" * Venue : Gyeongsangnamdo Goseonggun Danghangpo Tour Resort (Sangjokam County Park) * Duration : 14 April 2006 to 4 June 2006 (52 days) * Sponsor : Gyeongsangnamdo Goseonggun Background on the Expo Host The Scholar and the Actual Worth of the Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur Footprint * The Dinosaur Footprint Site was first discovered in Korea (January 1982) : Gyeongsangnamdo Goseonggun Haimyeon Deokmyeongri - The region with the highest discovery rate of dinosaur footprint fossils * Natural Monument No 411 : Dinosaur and Bird Print Fossil Site in Deokmyeongri, Goseonggun (Appointment in September 1999) - Information about dinosaur footprint fossils in the Goseong and Sangjokam Layers are recorded in 4th grade textbooks. * The World s Top 3 Dinosaur Footprint Fossil Sites - Colorado, USA, West Coast of Argentina and Gyeongsangnamdo Goseonggun, Korea * Footprint fossil development sites around the World -The only region that simultaneously discovered both the smallest footprints (9 cms) and the biggest footprints (115 cms) is Sauropoda (Hoehwamyeon, Goseonggun, Gyeongsangnamdo, Korea) * It is also discovered rare structures, like the dinosaur egg structure of Ornithopods.
22 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 * The region was presumed as the site where dinosaurs laid their eggs during the Cretaceous Period, after the discovery of more than three kinds of dinosaur eggs there. * It also has many bird footprint fossils from the Cretaceous Period and many other rare fossils. Plans * Exhibitions : Main Hall (Dinopia Hall - Dinosaurs World), Fossils from Around the World, Marine Life, Marine Reptiles, Pterodons (Flying Dinosaurs), Dinosaurs Exhibit, Dinosaur Characters and Interactive Dinosaur Experience * Incidental Places of Interest : Different Events, Dinosaurs Playground, Dinosaurs Exploration and Sangjokam Field Trip. * Hosting of the Worldwide Dinosaurs Seminar - A Korean, Chinese and Japanese seminar sponsored by the Paleontological Society of Korea - A Gyeongsangnamdo Goseong Dinosaurs World Expo Commemorative Seminar by the Geological Society of Korea - Retention of the IGCP (International Geological Contrast Plan) Program, the main project of the International Geological Unit. Revival of International Exchange Projects - Development of Exchange Projects, led by the Dinosaurs Museums of the different participating local governments of Japan, China, Canada etc - Development of Civilian-led Exchange Projects through the USA Fossils Supply Unit (involving jewelry, minerals and fossils) Intensification of participatory events - World University Students Dinosaurs Camp, World Dinosaurs Stamp Show and the Dinosaur Models Show ******Despite distance between Hellas and Korea, ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS would welcome any proposal to bring Mineral,Gem and Fossil activities between those two Countries closer either by organizing a trip of Dinosaur students from Hellas to Korea during the World Expo or urging the Goseong Dinosaur Museum,The Paleontological Society of Korea and Mineral,Gem and Fossil Companies from Korea to participate in 19th GeMin 2005 International Mineral, Gem, Jewelry and Fossil Exhibition to be held in Athens, Hellas on November Needless to say that ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS can be also a link between Geoscientists and Collectors from Korea and Hellas. A BIG SHOW ON DINOSAURS, THE EARTH, MINERALS, GEMS AND FOSSILS IN KOREA
23 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118 GALLERY OF ORYKTOLOGIKA NEA-NEWS ON MINERALS -Eggs and balls (spheres) made of Pyrite Zircon crystals on rock matrix, Pakistan - Rare cavansite crystals from India - Do not loose the 19 th GeMin 2005 to be held in Athens on November 2005, real Mineral, Gem and Fossil Festival for all people interested in Minerals, Gems and Fossils
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25 -NEWS ON MINERALS Vol. 20 (2005) No 118, 2005., 18, , ), «,,, + (. ),»,,, + (. ), The daemon of typography stroked again as the article of Mr. Tsinidis Anastassios Adamantiou Korai 18, Kalamaria EL , Thessaloniki (Tel. Mobile ) in former issue May-June 2005 was on Rhodonite, Andradite, spessartine, grossular garnet +Vesuvianite (var. Californite) from the area of Panorama, Drama and not on Rhodochrosite, Andradite,spessartine,grossular garnet + Vesuvianite (var. Californite) from the area of Panorama,Drama. Rhodonite (pink) with andradite and/or spessartine garnet + Californite, Panorama, Drama, Hellas More on minerals from Panorama and Nevrokopi, Drama County,Eastern Macedonia, Northern Hellas The paradise locality of quartz crystals with numerous mineral inclusions ( ) 4. ( ). 5. 6, 6, ( ) 13. (. 14). 300., «Iron Rose. Mineral inclusions in quartz crystals from Skarn of Panorama area, Drama County, Eastern Macedonia,Hellas. 1.Hematite in quartz 2.Double phantom in quartz 3 and 3a Inclusions of hematite (black) and dolomite flake in quartz.4.curved prase crystal (inclusions of epidote) 5. «Phantom» of epidote in quartz 6,6a and 6b Dolomite crystal penetrating quartz 7.Dolomite crystal in quartz 8.Epidote and other mineral inclusions in quartz 9 and 9a Hematite and dolomite at base of an extremely clean quartz 10. This crystal presents a kind of iridescence on top Mineral inclusions in quartz crystals from Nevrokopi area of Drama County 11. Smoky quartz with rutile inclusions 12.Hematite (red needles) in amethyst 13. A cloud of microscopic water inclusions in quartz. All crystals in the Panorama area were found in cavities inside epidotite (photo 14). The cavity contained about 300 crystals of quartz in part or totally green due to epidote inclusions. Along with quartz crystals,dolomite, hematite of iron rose type and oxidized Iron pyrite were found associated with.
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